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Life has been so hectic at the moment that the one year anniversary of my thyroidectomy flew by without me even registering!
I wanted to do a post to mark a year since my operation, for those of you reading ahead and worrying before you undergo surgery of your own.
A year ago today I was in hospital, desperate to get home, a surgical drip attached to me and feeling rather uncomfortable.
But now, a year on, that feels like a lifetime ago!
My thyroid levels are pretty much normal now, controlled by thyroxin tablets that I take every day.
This is a vast improvement from the 6 carbimazole I was taken whilst my thyroid was overactive - one pill is definitely more easy to control!
Plus, through some wierd warp in the NHS that I don't (and probably never will) understand, prescription medicine for underactive thyroids is free, yet for overactive it's not...odd.
My scar has also improved more than I ever hoped it would!
A year ago my scar looked like this.......
Now, it looks like this....
A few of you have commented on the length of my scar, and I wanted to just clarify a few things for those who are worried.
My scar is considerably longer than most people's I have seen.
I don't particularly know why, but my doctor always told me it would be this long, so if yours is telling you yours will be shorter than mine, then please do not worry when you see my pictures.
Also, due to what I believe to be the nurse taking my staples out to early, my scar opened slightly in the middle whilst it was healing and that is why, annoyingly, I have been left with a wider, more pronounced scar in the middle.
That being said, I am hoping that in time this will fade, and I am still using my bio oil daily!
My scar is now a lot less raised than it was, and although it is still sensitive, this sensitivity is going down gradually.
If anyone has any questions they would like to ask me about my thyroidectomy, then please feel free to comment below or email me at: firstname.lastname@example.org
I know it is also encouraging to hear other people's stories, so if you would like to share yours, then please also comment below.
To see the rest of my thyroidectomy-related posts, as well as a timeline of photos of the healing of my scar, then please click here.